Top Places To Visit in Colombo
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Head back to Colombo, for your flight back home.What to packSri Lanka is unpredictable when it comes to its rainfall. So be sure to pack an umbrella – a sturdy one at that, and some light rain gear. Also, pack sunscreen and insect repellents. Carry good, durable helmets before embarking on the trip.VisaYou can apply for a 30-day visa online, which is valid for a month from the date of arrival, but an extension can be obtained for up to six months. The processing takes up to two days and costs ₹986. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, but this will be a relatively long and tedious process. This costs a fee of ₹1,315.
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It doesn’t hurt that Sri Lanka is a manufacturing hub for some of the biggest high street and premium brands in the world and factory rejects often find their way into upscale stores here. Best shopping picks are Beverly Street and Odel. For some Sri Lankan weaves do visit Barefoot.
We stumbled across a shop called 'Barefoot' which had one of its kind upholstery and cute little things for the house as well as souvenirs. the shop has a very different outdoor cafe behind its backdoor that opens up to a wide spaced gallery cafe. wooden chairs and tables in every quiet corner and soft jazz music playing in the background made it my favorite place to lounge at in Colombo. if you're ever visiting Colombo, do check this place out.
Be that as it may, Tintagel has four, not to be missed dining options: -The Courtyard -The Dining Room -The Private Dining Room -The Red Bar. Do not be mistaken, I took full advantage of the highly spoken of room service and gratified my little stomach with an assortment of decadent fruits, cheeses and tea. I only spent one night at Tintagel but it was the top drawer choice for my warm welcome into Sri Lanka and the place to rest and refresh before exploring Colombo the next day.I was in Paradise-no, literally, my day began at Paradise Road, what began as a small retail gallery stocking local gift items and house ware is now Paradise Road and Paradise Road Studio House, two grand stores with exclusive Sri Lankan handmade goods both housed in gorgeous British Colonial homes with dark wood stairwells and old world charm.My, my. Quite the predicament I was in. What to buy? What to buy? Oh, dear me. This had to be my greatest complaint yet and if that was the case, I was truly living la vie en rose. At last, I chose a beautiful brown hand woven woolen silk scarf adorned in soft hued floral embroidery, perfect for spring and winter alike-perfect for my work holiday here.
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct. Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the establishment of Dominion of Ceylon on February 4, 1948.